Cricket Club prepares for its fifth Classic Car and Motor Bike Show
by Henry James (May 2022)
AFTER the success of their last Classic Car and Motor Bike Show in 2019, which attracted more than 200 classic cars, Mawdesley Cricket Club will be hosting its fifth annual show this year.
The event takes place on their pitches (School Lane in Mawdesley, postcode L40 3TG) on the bank holiday Friday 3rd June.
Classic cars of all ages are invited, from veterans and classic cars to modern day marvels, replicas, supercars and kit cars. A spokesman for the event said: “So if you have something interesting to show, why not come along to this great day for all car enthusiasts?”
The event begins in the morning with a short convoy run through the surrounding countryside around Mawdesley and the surrounding villages. All cars/motorcycles that enter the run in advance will be given a rally badge to affix to their vehicles. Competitors taking part in the run are asked to report to the on-site officials in School Lane any time between 9am and 10am to receive their route map. From 10:00 a.m. the vehicles start in groups of 10.
Classic car exhibitors can bring their vehicles in from 9:00 am and the show itself starts at 11:30 am. Cars must arrive no later than 11:00 am if they wish to enter the competition. This year there will be five classes – Pre 1950’s, 50’s & 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, 1990’s plus and Motorcycles.
Owners can register upon arrival for the category they wish to list their vehicle in.
Judging will take place from 12:30pm and the winners of the various classes will be announced from 3pm, with the class winners being invited to park in front of the show tent to allow the public in attendance to vote on which car is people’s choice is ‘Best in Show’ to win the Lancaster Insurance Trophy. The judges will also have their say to determine who wins the Ashley Proctor Memorial Cup. The show ends around 4 p.m.
During the day there are plenty of refreshments in the Tea20 Pavilion Cafe which sells cakes, biscuits, sweets etc as well as tea and coffee and a beer and wine bar in the Red Lion marquee for those extra thirsty. There will also be a BBQ and Mexican food stall where lunch will be prepared.
Participation in the Car Show is free for exhibitors, but places are limited and places can only be guaranteed for the first 120 cars to arrive that day. A fee of £15 will be charged for those wishing to take part in the morning run to cover the cost of providing rally badges.
Visitors to the event will be charged £5 each, concessions £3 and there is no charge for under 16s accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for everyone arriving by Classic Car, including passengers.
Visitor parking is available in the St Peters Church car parks and in two large fields at Jay Bank and Dawb Lane. These are well signposted.
The Merseyside Transport Trust provides a vintage coach to take visitors to and from the cricket ground from the off-site car parks for most of the day.